ANGELES CITY, Pampanga – The city government on Thursday began the door-to-door investigation of the 33 villages here for an updated database to be used for the deployment of 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccines.
Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. said the move was to seek feedback from residents regarding the Covid-19 vaccines.
“Gusto kong marining the mga saloobin of mga Angelenos tungkol sa gagawin nating pagbabakuna laban sa Covid-19 para matulungan natin silang mas maintindihan an kabutihan na idudulot nito sa kanilang kalusugan (I would like to hear the thoughts of Angelenos on the Covid-19 vaccination, we will do it to help them better understand the good it will bring to their health), ”Lazatin said in an official social media post.
The survey questions include the number of people in the household; preferred vaccine; and health conditions, including allergies, comorbidities and whether the person had been diagnosed with Covid-19.
On Monday, the city government began conducting an online survey and registering for Covid-19 inoculation.
The online survey can be found on the official website of the City of Angeles Government (angelescity.gov.ph), as well as on the Facebook page of the City of Angeles City Information Office.
“With an updated database, we could strengthen our surveillance and look at a well-planned system for vaccine deployment. Remember that our estimated number of residents is around 411,634, ”Lazatin said.
He said investigators have started visiting all hospitals and medical clinics in the city since the directive established by the national government says they will be given priority to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
To allay the concerns of the population, the mayor will be the first to receive the vaccine along with other city officials and health workers.
The city government has created a working committee because it is in the process of securing a loan of PHP 600 million for the purchase of vaccines after receiving favorable approval from officials of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP ) in January.
As of Wednesday, the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the city was 2,180 with 161 active cases, 1,892 recoveries and 127 deaths. (ANP)